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Etna Pizza with Pizza Express and Deliveroo

The Etna Pizza. This caused an enormous furore in the world of Social Media recently. Pizza Express had two specials, the Etna Pizza and the Rustichella Pizza. People were asked to vote on which one to bring back to the menu and after an apparently pretty fierce battle, the Rustichella Pizza absolutely stormed it, meaning it is now back on the menu and the Etna Pizza was still no longer available. People were up in arms; ‘We want our Etna Pizza!’ they cried, (or rather, typed woefully!) , and Deliveroo and Pizza Express were listening.

Screen shot of the deliveroo app showing the pizza express menu and the Etna Pizza description.

Screen shot of the pizza express section of the deliveroo app.

This offer has some restrictions, outlined in the restaurant information.

They have made the Etna Pizza exclusively available through Deliveroo. If you haven’t heard of Deliveroo before, where have you been?! Only joking, but seriously, I don’t think I can drive a mile in a down without spotting a least one cyclist with the distinctive Kangaroo logo on their large insulated back packs.

The aim of the service is to make restaurants available in the same way that takeaways are. You can order from a whole host of places that don’t usually deliver, and the food will be brought to your door for a small fee. There is a minimum order charge of £15.00 but you can pay to order less. We haven’t had that issue yet though!

Small screenshot showing how much detail the app goes into to let you know where your order is up to.

The app is fantastic. Very clear and easy to order. Nice simple graphics and it’s excellent at keeping you updated. It alerted me as to when our food was being cooked, when our delivery person left and when they were almost here. We could actually follow them on a real time map, which was really quite cool! (I’m going to pretend here, that I only paid such close attention for review purposes, and not because I’m a bit sad and I really really love pizza! I will admit to waiting in the doorway with the phone in my hand, watching the lady arrive. Excitedly.)

One thing that I was amazed by was the speed. It was definitely the quickest take away we’ve ever received, not that we order a lot, (ahem!), bearing in mind though, that this was a Monday evening in September. It was ordered to door in 25 minutes, shaving 10 minutes off the estimated 35.

And so onto the famed pizza. I am vegetarian and so couldn’t try it myself so my poor husband had to take one for the team, (he loves my job!), and eat it all himself. He’s a real fan of spicy food and so, and I quote; ‘The succulently spicy Romana recipe, which sees pools of ‘nduja sausage paired with sweet and spicy roquito chilli peppers’, was right up his street.

It is described as ‘fabulous fiery’, ‘flaming hot’ and ‘succulently sizzling’, my husband likes things so spicy that they make my eyes water just from the steam from them, but said that it definitely had a slight kick, and was impressed with the flavour. I imagine that this means to anyone with normal taste buds, it is pretty spicy! 😀

Close up of the famed Etna Pizza in the box.

The famous Etna Pizza in all it’s fiery glory!

Very close up shot of the Etna Pizza toppings.

The Etna Pizza is exclusively available for customers to order either by logging on to their Deliveroo mobile app, the main Deliveroo website or the central Pizza Express website  and sourcing their nearest Pizza Express restaurant. As there are now 465 restaurants across the country, hopefully you will find one near you, as they also have some other exciting additions to the menu for Autumn, the most exciting one for me being the melting chocolate pudding. Not that I’m addicted to chocolate or anything!


I’d love to know, have you tried the Etna Pizza? Are you happy that it’s back?

My two children standing with the pizza box they found the morning after our illicit takeaway! They don't look happy!

The look you get when your children realise you ate pizza without them, I gave them a brief, I think my son is showing genuine outrage though, that or I need to get him into acting school pronto!




  1. September 28, 2016 / 11:20 am

    I’ve never heard of deliveroo! I’m going to be looking that up. Etna pizza sounds delicious, how have I never had it before?! Yum! I now need to go check if there’s a deliveroo in my area!

    • September 28, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      Is there?! It’s in most towns and cities I think. Gradually taking over the world!! It’s a fab idea, and lots on bikes so better for the environment too. (Justifying all the take aways I’ll be eating!)

  2. September 29, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Oh what??? You didn’t get to eat the pizza? This is terrible! I feel like we should go out for Pizza on Thursday lunchtime to make up for it! We don’t have a deliveroo locally, there’s no way I would have ordered a pizza just for my hubby to eat anyway because I’m veggie too 😉

    • September 29, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      I got a different pizza! Which was uber yummy. He was very very happy!! I would love that. I’m a major pizza fan in case you hadn’t realised.

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